What does Annika mean?
Annika /an-ni-ka/ as a girls' name is of Hausa and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Annika is "sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me". Annika is a version of Anika (Hausa). Annika is also a derivative of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate variation of Hannah. See also Anne.
(female) Annima, Annka, ..
(male) Anak, Anniak, ..
How popular is Annika?
Annika is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3911 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Annika for girls. Annika was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #284 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #576. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of Annika and affiliated names. Anna (#34 via latest list), Ana (#222), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Ann (#945), Ania, Anja and Annah are the prominent alternative forms of Annika (#576 via latest list). Other forms, like Anouska, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Annika was widespread in the 1880s (median #1224) and is now much reduced (#983, 91.6% less usage), with forms such as Ann becoming somewhat outmoded. Anika is the most chic birth name in this list.
Annika is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka and Aniko. Other recommended names are Airika, Alika, Ambika, Amica, Amika, Amisa, Anais, Anci, Ancina, Anessa, Angie▼, Angila, Anice, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anisah, Anise, Anisha, Anissa▼, Anita▼, Aniya, Anka, Anke, Anki, Annais, Annda, Annes, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annida, Annie▼, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annissa, Annita, Annitra (see Anita), Annitta (see Anita), Annona, Annora, Annouska, Annus, Annuska, Annys, Anouk, Antia, Anusha, Anuska, Anysia, Anyssa, Arika, Arnina, Arnita, Arunika, Danika, Dannika, Donika, Enrika, Janika, Jenika, Jennika, Lanika, Manika, Monika, Ronika and Tanika. These names tend to be less frequently used than Annika.